Silicon Wadi


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Silicon Wadi

The areas in Israel known for their high-tech companies. The highest concentrations are in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, although there are technology firms throughout most of Israel. Silicon Wadi means "Silicon Valley" in Hebrew. See Silicon Valley and high-tech regions.
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The truth is, Silicon Wadi stretches far beyond Tel Aviv.
''The best brains in the world are in Silicon Valley and Silicon Wadi,'' said Netanyahu, referring to Israel's tech startup region.
As a result, over the past two decades, policymakers' attention has shifted from trying to understand Asia's so-called tiger economies toward recreating the successful clusters of Silicon Valley, Boston's Route 128, Taiwan's Hsinchu Park, South Korea's Daedeok Science Town and Israel's Silicon Wadi.
Meanwhile, concern is growing that Jordan's primary role in the region's internet development--and its reputation as the "Silicon Wadi" of the Middle East--could be threatened by a proposed new law that would tighten press and publication restrictions, including websites and social media.

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